Students fail to get link; Engg admission process crashes on first day

Nagpur : After failing to get link through which documents are to be verified, students aspiring to get admissions to first year degree engineering had to return home disappointed on Monday. The admission process to be conducted for BE First Year began on Monday. Students were supposed to do on-line registration. After the registration, students were to visit Setu Suvidha Kendra and do the documents verification. They were supposed to do the process through a link. The scanned documents were to be sent through the link. The link was expected to give a message, ‘Your documents are verified’. Unfortunately, students did not get any reply. Instead the software diverted the details to the old link. After trying for long, students did not get any response.

This went on till evening. Several Setu Suvidha Kendras have created whatsapp groups and added all the co-ordinators of facilitation centres in the group. The group got flooded with the messages of complaints. While talking Anand Rayate, Commissioner of State CET Cell admitted that students faced a lot of problems. “This is for the first time that we are conducting admission process for all the professional courses in a combined manner. Obviously while adjusting to new system we are facing problems. Though we have outsourced the services, we need a lot of manpower. I had requested all the directorates to provide the same but we did not get. Of course, this can not be the excuse for what had happened on Monday. By late evening we resolved the problem and from Tuesday onwards, students will not have to face such a problem.”

According to one college administrator, “The problem was not resolved by late night too. Students are facing one more problem according to which many students still did not get the marksheets from Board. Many students are yet to receive Leaving Certificates from their respective institutions. Some parents told this newspaper that Government hurriedly announced the admission process because of which students have to suffer. Many parents blamed Government for bringing all the admission procedures under Setu Suvidha Kendras which are not prepared fully. Issue of percentile of MHT CET too would create problems during admission process as Setu Suvidha Kendras have no software that could convert percentile into percentage. Till now, CET Cell has no solution in sight for the percentile issue.

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